McConnell’s ‘Radio Silence’ On Kentucky’s Obamacare Exchange


We’ve been unpeeling the many layers of mendacity involved with Mitch McConnell trying to say that Kentucky could keep its exchange even if he succeeds in his ultimate goal of repealing Obamacare. The dance he’s doing is obviously a nod toward the success of the state’s own exchange, a success McConnell can’t completely ignore for political reasons. And a success he doesn’t want to stand accused of proposing to eliminate, even though that’s exactly what repeal would do.

But on practical level it’s worth noting, as Dylan Scott does in this report today, that McConnell and his staff have ignored the Kentucky exchange up until now. A top state official tell us there’s been “radio silence” from McConnell throughout the creation and implementation of his state’s exchange.